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2018 Winter Outdoor Retailer Show Day 1

2018 Winter Outdoor Retailer Show Day 1

Overlooking the entry to the Outdoor Retailer Show

The first day of the 2018 Outdoor Retailer Winter Show kicked off yesterday in Denver Colorado.  It was neat to catch up with old friends and see the new gear offerings. Click HERE to read my update on day 1 of the 2018 Outdoor Retailer Winter Show.

2018 Phunt 25k Race Report

Phunt 25k Race Report

Photo by Mark DeNio

I ran the Phunt 25k (15.5 mile) trail race last weekend near Elkton, MD, one of my favorite races of the year. My husband and I look forward to running it every January. I like everything about it. I like the hilarious emails that I get from the race director before the race, the pre-race indoor bathrooms, the varied, rolling course, the aid stations stocked with typical (awesome) trail race fare, and the great after-party with thumping music, hot food and adult beverages. To read my full 2018 Phunt 25k race report, click here.

Update on the Gregory Paragon Review

Gregory Paragon Review

Backpacking in the Kisatchie National Forest

The Gregory Paragon backpack has been put to the test over the past couple months backpacking in Mississippi and Louisiana. It has seen rain, sunshine and humidity and even some cold days and has performed well.  Click HERE for my full update.

Final Update – SAXX Quest 2.0 Boxers

Final Update - SAXX Quest 2.0 Boxers

Hiking in the Kisatchie National Forest while wearing the SAXX Quest 2.0 Boxers

Well, I admit it, I am converted.  SAXX boxers have become my favorite underwear.  I have used them while backpacking, camping, and hiking, and they are durable, funk free, and comfortable.  Read my full final review HERE.

Final thoughts on the Katadyn BeFree Filter

Katadyn BeFree Filter

Filtering water with the Katadyn BeFree while running in Alaska

I have continued to use the Katadyn BeFree filter over the past couple months on a couple more backpacking trips. Durability has been great over the past couple months with no issues, but ease of use, well it is still easy to use, but there were some hiccups.  Click HERE to read my final update.

Update on the Swiss Advance Crono N5 knife

Swiss Advance

Swiss Advance Crono N5

I have carried the Swiss Advance Crono N5 knife for the last month or so, and I really like how handy this little knife is. The tools are useful in a pickle, and the knife blade is sharp and big enough for standard camp tasks like cutting stuff for meal prep.  Read on for my full thoughts on the Swiss Advance Crono N5 knife.